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Carson City Kid


Published 1940


Roy Rogers, posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds (Bob Steele), the man who killed his brother.
To find Reynolds in the gold towns, he systematically stops stagecoaches and goes through the mail, hoping to find letters addressed to Reynolds and thusly learn his whereabouts.
Thus "The Kid" earns the reputation of a stagecoach robber, although he never takes anything, and the reputation is enhanced by the fact that he travels with Laramie (Francis McDonald), a notorious half-breed outlaw.


Run time 53 min.
Producer Joseph Kane
Production Company Republic Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Contact Information www.k-otic.com

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Reviewer: bobsluckycat - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 11, 2014
Subject: An Early Roy Rogers Film
This film has been in the files of Archive.org for years. I have owned a re-mastered DVD copy for a few years as well. It's a good entry in the early Roy Rogers films before it was discovered that his westerns would be better served as sort of semi-operatic modern day westerns (not my opinion)since Gene Autry was in the Army Air Force.
This 1940 entry has everything and everybody on the Republic lot thrown in for good measure. Pauline Moore is a good actress but the chemistry between her and ole Roy just doesn't fit. Ms. Moore made 5 films with Roy including "Arkansas Judge" which really only featured the two together as it was a Weaver Brothers and Elviry comedy outing more than anything else. Gabby Hayes was hitting his stride at what was to be a long string of side kick roles along side Roy. The most intriguing casting was Bob Steele as the bad guy of the piece. In 1939, he did a turn as a mean varmint in the acclaimed "Of Mice And Men" and this is his second turn and he has just the proper, but surprising, demeanor. He also got third billing. Hal Taliaferro (Wally Wales to some) has a good turn as Steele's right hand man, as well.
All and all, a rouser. Well made and quite good.
Picture and sound could be better here, but nothing to get upset over. Enjoy.
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